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  • Job start date

    29 January 2024

  • Closing date

    10 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,114.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary £16368 to £16642

SEND Teaching Assistant job summary

Sandhills Primary School is a welcoming and supportive school with a team of enthusiastic staff who are committed to doing their best for the children and the community. The school is a family that supports and encourages everyone to work hard and care for each other.

The post is a fixed term position, term time only for 31.25 hours per week until 31st August 2025 in the first instance.  Actual pay £16368 to £16642 pro rata.  Working Hours are 31.25 per week, term time only Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.15 pm including a 30 minute lunch break.

Are you already a TA, or considering a career in education and teaching and have vision and a passion for bringing out the best in all children and can make a real difference in our school?  We are looking for an excellent SEND teaching assistant to support individual children with SEND, and who is someone who can make a real difference in our school.  The appointment is fixed term in the first instance to 31/08/2025.  If you are interested in a career in education, we have experience of supporting staff to go on and training as teachers at university or through the School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).  

We can offer you:

-Well behaved children who are enthusiastic and keen to learn

-A hard-working, supportive and friendly team of staff

-Excellent support from Teachers

-A fantastic working environment with great indoor and outdoor facilities including large sports fields, an amphitheatre and wild area

-Highly supportive families, Governing Body, PTA and local community

-The opportunity to make a significant impact on our school and local community

What we can offer

Our school is part of the River Learning Trust.

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW? ’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive  continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children. 

What benefits does the Trust offer to its employees?

  • Annual pay increase for support staff (in line with grade boundaries) and for Teachers (subject to government framework and successful performance review)

  • A Defined Benefit Pension Scheme with favourable terms for all employees

(Teachers Pension for Teachers; LGPS for Support Staff)

  • Moving from the public sector? Those without a break in service can be reassured that RLT will recognise their continuous service.

  • Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises that support you in and beyond your workplace.

  • Offering flexible working wherever we can, in order to support the work life balance of our employees.

  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave.

  • Competitive holiday entitlement for support staff (minimum 24 days rising to 32 day plus bank holidays  per annum - dependent on grade of role and length of service) 

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Funded eye tests and glasses for DSE users (subject to T/Cs)

    How to apply / closing date / where to find further details

    • Closing date - Sunday 10th December

    • Shortlisting date - Monday 11th December

    • Interview date   - to be confirmed

    The deadline for applications is 10th December 2023. Applications should be submitted via our recruitment portal MyNewTerm

    The River Learning Trust and Sandhills Community Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.   The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

    For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies. 

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this linkList of offences that are not filtered

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About Sandhills Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
254 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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